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In a nutshell, ESET provides security software for enterprises and consumers. The products on offer rank among the world’s most advanced security solutions, proven by multiple prestigious awards. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, anti-spam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and an extremely small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an exceptionally efficient code base, allowing faster scanning that doesn’t slow down computers or networks.

At the helm of ESET Southern Africa is industry veteran Carey van Vlaanderen. During her tenure as CEO it has been her vision to accelerate growth. This vision has seen ESET expand into 18 African countries, working with 3 600 partners. That said, Van Vlaanderen is not resting on her laurels and is pursuing ESET’s goal of becoming the leading provider of antivirus and software related solutions in Africa.

With this in mind, ESET is exploring new markets, and, in light of the rising number of cyber attacks targeting the Android operating system in recent months, have announced the launch of it’s new ESET Mobile Security app for local Android smartphone and tablet users. According to a threat report from analysts at leading research firm, Juniper, there has been a sharp 614% rise in mobile malware attacks since 2012, 92% of which specifically targeted at Android devices.

“As consumers we’ve become reliant on using our smartphones to store essential and personal information for all aspects of our lives,” says Van Vlaanderen. “Android now being the world’s most popular OS, makes it the perfect environment for cyber criminals to ‘phish’ for personal details and most users are completely unaware that their phone is open to cyber threat.”

ESET solutions for smartphones and tablets protect company data and communication on the go and prevent its loss or exploitation. With ESET Mobile Security you can check all files for threats – opened or downloaded via Wi-Fi, and control costs by blocking unwanted calls in both directions – incoming and outgoing.

The advanced Anti-theft System allows location of the phone using GPS. In case of emergency, one can opt to delete alldata, including messages and information on memory cards if the phone is lost or stolen. Whenever away from office, ESET Mobile Security protects your company data from unauthorised access or abuse. System vulnerabilities are kept in check using the security audit, allowing fast response to all security events through comprehensive logs and stats.TSB

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